Processor Scaling

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Fri Jan 2 22:40:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Lubbers, Nicholas
<nlubbers at> wrote:

> I have discovered that my sytem has processor scaling, and most of the
> time my system is running at half speed. How do I disable processor
> scaling so I can run at full speed at all times?

Unless you're experiencing an issue with processor scaling, you want
your processor to run as the slowest speed possible to conserve
energy. By turning it off, your machine will be sucking more juice and
running hotter. The processor will ramp the speed up as it's required.

However, if you really want to do this then it's quite possibly a
setting on your bios. Failing that, you can read
and follow the instructions there.

Really though, you're not gaining anything other that a higher
electricity bill or significantly lower batters life on a laptop.

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people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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